Category Archives: thoughts by Julie Cosgrove

Sit Down and Listen

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.“ Proverbs 1:5 Winston Churchill said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak: courage is also what it takes to sit down and … Continue reading

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Shining Faces

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.” Psalm 67:1 I remember one of my mother’s favorite sayings: “How I love to see your shining face.” When faces shine they are elated, full of joy, love and anticipation. “Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” are the words in a familiar carol that describes children waiting for Christmas. Continue reading

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Christmas Is For Children

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’” Luke 18:16-17 Continue reading

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GO

Jesus commanded us to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20a Continue reading

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When Personalities Clash

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 Father God, when someone rubs us the wrong way, let us turn to You for discernment. Continue reading

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All-Seeing Eyes

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”  Proverbs 15:3 God sees more than the outward actions. He peers into the heart. We can’t hide our motives from Him. His eyes pierce the … Continue reading

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Take Time to Ripen

Father God, Guide us by Your Spirit to maturity even though it may take longer and we may have to work harder. Let us not become discouraged. Amen Continue reading

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Faith Without Reservations

Faith is not hope without proof, but trust without reservations. Trust is the gasoline that fuels our faith along this journey called life. Continue reading

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Speak the Truth

“A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully.” Proverbs 21:28 Does it seem like people today are picking Bible verses like apples off a tree to prove their point of view? Many are quoted out of … Continue reading

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TRUST and DOUBT

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”  Psalm 37:5 “Trust me.” We say this to convince someone to believe that what we are stating is true. Scripture tells us over and over that … Continue reading

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Thorned for a Reason

How do you see someone who is being a thorn in your flesh? Is there someone in your life who just rubs you the wrong way? Continue reading

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Light

L.I.G.H.T. : letting in God’s healing touch. scar tissue is tough. So let in God’s healing touch to HEAL that wound, whatever it may be. Continue reading

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Wait For It

Devotional on Waiting for Righteousness: “For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.” Galatians 5:5 Continue reading

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H.O.P.E.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” Psalm 62:5 As Christians, we are called to hope. Continue reading

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Let’s Be Clear About This

  Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, surrendering it all, dying to self. The phrases that mean so much to us often confuse the world. Nothing new. The disciples didn’t get it at first either. Recall what happened at … Continue reading

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